Great meeting this morning for the board I chair, the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board. A lot of conversation about the incentive program and steps to ensure we ascertain a sustainable incentive in order to keep film and television production going in Florida. Without it, no industry (billion dollar industry no less., so all of the shows and shot in Florida will not happen without it). And it’s already happening. If you want to keep seeing Florida on the big screen, small screen and even smaller screen (yes, there is smaller, your phone, tablets, computer, etc…), help get the word out that we want our industry to stay! tweet #entertainthis keep our Florida Entertainment Industry incentive strong!
We spoke about other things as well such as the digital industry (love my digital peeps), music (look out for another incredible panel coming soon and live music to follow up after the amazing one last year), the television industry and our community in general. And since we’re all appointed by our Dade County Commissioners, we’re letting them know what can help our industry grow!
So thank you board members and welcome to our newest board members, Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante and CBS 4 reporter Brian Andrews who wasnamed Best TV News Reporter by the Miami New Times 2012.
I’m in the pic with my hero, one of the greatest champions of our industry Miami Dade County Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman, after the meeting. Keep it going strong Sandy!